Citroen C3 6-speed AT to be launched in H2-2023

Citroen also plans to introduce the 3rd-gen 1.2L petrol engine along with the 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Last month, Citroen launched the C3 crossover in India. At the moment, the car is only available with a manual transmission. However, according to media reports, Citroen plans to introduce a 6-speed automatic gearbox in the second half of next year.

The Citroen C3 competes with the Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger in the entry-level sub-4 meter crossover segment. A 6-speed torque converter automatic will give it an edge over its rivals, which use an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).

Reports suggest Citroen will source the 6-speed automatic from Aisin. The Japanese brand also supplies transmissions for the Skoda Kushaq, Slavia, VW Taigun, Virtus and the MG Astor.

Citroen is also said to be working on a new-generation 1.2-litre petrol engine. The third-gen Puretech engine is expected to be cleaner and more efficient. The upgraded motor will be assembled locally and will likely be introduced along with the 6-speed automatic transmission.

Source: Autocar India

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